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Kane, Dach lead Blackhawks past Sabres 4-1

Nov. 17, 2019 10:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Kirby Dach showed off his backhand Sunday night, Patrick Kane was the last player to record a multigoal game for the Chicago Blackhawks at age 18. The lanky Dach and shifty Kane are two very different forwards, but there is something about Dach that Kane remembers from when he broke...

MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Canucks 5-4

Nov. 17, 2019 3:16 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Frustrated that a game that looked like a sure win was pushed into overtime, Nathan MacKinnon took matters into his own hands. MacKinnon scored his second goal of the game just 27 seconds into the extra period as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4...

Grant gets first hat trick, Ducks top Blues 4-1

Nov. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Derek Grant doesn’t usually contribute so much on offense. Grant completed his first career hat trick, Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Saturday night. It was just the second multigoal game of Grant’s 229-game career...

Kane stars as Blackhawks pound Predators 7-2

Nov. 16, 2019 11:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This time, the Chicago Blackhawks made life difficult on Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Blackhawks pounded the Predators 7-2 on Saturday night for their third straight victory. Robin Lehner made 39 saves for Chicago, and Alex...

Hellebuyck lifts Jets over TB; Stamkos gets 400th goal

Nov. 16, 2019 8:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets spoiled a milestone night for Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos. Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and the Jets overcame Stamkos’ 400th goal to beat the Lightning 4-3 Saturday night. Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jack Roslovic and Kyle Connor scored for...

Benn scores in OT as Stars beat Oilers 5-4

Nov. 16, 2019 8:06 PM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars' dreadful start seems like a long time ago now. Jamie Benn scored 1:14 into overtime, and the Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Saturday for their third consecutive win. Benn converted a backhand to close out Dallas’ 3-0-1 trip to Canada. It was...

Svechnikov's overtime winner lifts Hurricanes over Wild

Nov. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov closed his eyes, unloaded a wobbly shot and transformed himself into the latest star for the Carolina Hurricanes. Svechnikov’s goal 1:33 into overtime lifted the Hurricanes to a 4-3 overtime victory Saturday over the Minnesota Wild, the second straight game...

Werenski’s OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Blues 3-2

Nov. 15, 2019 11:25 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella hopes an overtime victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions will loosen up his team, which he says has been a bundle of nerves lately. “I hope a win will relax this hockey club,” Tortorella said shortly after Zach...

Seguin leads Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Nov. 15, 2019 2:26 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Dallas Stars are reverting back to what made them successful last season: defense. Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist and the Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Thursday night for their sixth win in seven games. "Stingy defense has been our bread and butter since...

McDavid hat trick leads Oilers past Avalanche 6-2

Nov. 15, 2019 1:48 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are ranked first and second in scoring after career nights. McDavid had three goals and three assists and Draisaitl had five assists — career highs for points in a game for both players — as the Oilers beat the...